Radiation dose simulations for personnel involved in fluoroscopically guided interventional procedures

Authors
Mao, Li
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Xu, Xie George
Liu, Li (Emily)
Kang, Hyun
Yan, Pingkun
Issue Date
2020-05
Keywords
Nuclear engineering and science
Degree
PhD
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Abstract
According to the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR), among all medical professionals who are exposed to X-rays, personnel involved in fluoroscopically guided interventional (FGI) procedures receive the greatest occupational radiation exposure due to scattered X-rays from the patient. Occupational radiation protection in FGI procedures has been a top concern for regulatory agencies and professional societies. The objective of this study is to investigate and assess how various parameters in FGI procedures affect the organ dose to operators in the FGI suite, and to propose clinically deployable measures for radiation protection purposes.
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May 2020
School of Engineering
Department
Dept. of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
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